Book Review: Madam Tulip and the Knave of Hearts by David Ahern

Dear Bookworms, 

This weeks read was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

So after I read and reviewed Madam Tulip book 1, David Ahern graciously sent over the second in the series for review! 

Derry O'Donnell is back! After her play is shut down, indefinitely, due to structural damage at the theater (namely the roof caving in), Derry finds herself out of work once again. Her old acquaintance, Marlena offers her a gig reading fortunes as her alter-ego Madam Tulip for a weekend at a friends engagement party.

Unable to pass up the lucrative paycheck, and promises of donations to the theater for repairs, Derry agrees. Of course things don't go as planned (when do they in a mystery novel?) and mysterious body parts are mailed to the estate. Derry finds herself entangled in an unsettling tale of buried family secrets, deceit, and deception. 

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Once, again a very good read from David Ahern. The second book in the Madam Tulip franchise follows much the same recipe as the first. Derry is plagued with visions and dreams which turn out to be foreshadowing of events to transpire throughout the novel. Her trusty BFF Bruce is back as her sidekick (love that guy) and there are plenty of humorous antics between her parents Vanessa and Jacko.

As with any good mystery there were many surprises as the story progressed, namely the ending (once you read the book you'll know what I mean!).

The book was a tad slow starting off but picked up much more around the halfway mark. Overall a fun read and one I would definitely recommend to you guys! The book is out now and available on Amazon!

Make sure to come back next week for an all new book review!

XOXO,

Coco

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